Friday, August 22, 2008

DNC Protest Preview

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  • More than a years worth Democratic convention protest preparation, which included lawsuits challenging limitations on free speech is about to come to an end. Saturday the events officially begin as activist organizers will hold trainings and know your rights forums. Larry Hales is an organizer for Recreate 68 and FIST previews the week ahead. Hales begins by discussion limitations the city placed on protestors.

    As Democratic convention protestors put the finishing touches on their protest plans, debate over the relevance of the protests exists among the left. Pacifica's Verna Avery Brown spoke with historian Howard Zinn and Labor Activist Bill Fletcher about protest tactics on her show What's At Stake. Professor Zinn encourages protest at the Democratic Convention.

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